Bream Bay development:
NIWA Northland Marine Research Centre Upgrade

The NIWA Northland Marine Research Centre houses some of NIWA’s most cutting edge aquaculture trials, studies and breeding programmes.

United Civil recently completed work installing a services conduit running through the NIWA site, providing a pathway for vital services and provisions for future expansion.

The $3.8m project included significant upgrades to on-site accessibility including access road, car park and wash bay improvements. With full ladder, tray and racking systems – the services conduit provides a pathway for pipe work, telecom, electricity, salt water and sewer connection across the NIWA site.

We completed the full scope of works, from planning and pre-cast concrete construction via our subsidiary Paneltech, through to installation and project management.

Key features included:

  • constructing and installing a pre-cast concrete services conduit measuring two metres wide by two metres high and running for 450 metres
  • constructing a salt water return duct beside the main services conduit, measuring one metre wide by one metre high
  • end-to-end construction of new car park facilities, wash bay and turn around areas including concreting and sealing
  • the decommission, demolition and removal of existing concrete structures to make way for the services conduit, return duct and new access facilities
  • safely and efficiently removing asbestos
  • adjustment of the construction programme to allow for research into the impact on endangered lizards living in the area.